Product Type: Other Brands in Homeware
Newest Review: ... the product is a shaped turban style towel designed to fit over the head and secure wet hair into place. Using the towel is pret... more
Author Name: daisylee3
Date: 13/10/12, updated on 13/10/12 (42 review reads)
Advantages: Soft material, securely holds hair, price
Disadvantages: Doesn't dry hair, just makes it less damp
I picked this up from my local Wilkinson's a few months ago as it seemed like a bargain at just a pound.
I wasn't sure if this would actually be any good due to how cheap it was but I love it - it's brilliant! Since buying mine I've bought several more; one for my mum and two back-ups to use when the others are wet. All of mine are white, but there are a few other colours available including pink, blue, black and orange.
The turbie towel comes in a simple cardboard box which is easy to open and it's recycable. The branding is pretty boring in my opinion but it's nice enough and the box has all of the information needed on it such as the product name and a picture of a woman with the turbie towel on her hair which gives a good idea of what the product is/what it does. The back of the box is particularly handy as it has a step by step picture guide on how to use the product.
The towel itself is like a long piece of fabric. It's wide at one end with a thinner bit towards the other end. The material (100 percent cotton) is nice and soft and very lightweight. While this doesn't dry my hair, the material is really absorbent so it soaks up any moisture while I'm wearing it meaning that blow drying it doesn't take quite as long.
Putting the turbie towel on is a bit fiddly at first but I soon got the hang of it. To put it on I simply put the towel over head with the wider part at back of head like a hood, tip my head forward so that my hairs all together and then tuck my hair into the front part and twist it all up. I then attatch the front bit to the hoop on the back. It sounds complicated I know, but it really isn't and it takes a matter of minutes to do.
I have got long, thick hair so I always dry my hair off with a normal towel before I use this to get most of the moisture off. The turbie towel is one size fits all and all of my hair can easily fit into it without it feeling like it's too tight and it's not uncomfortable - even when I'm moving around doing bits and bobs it doesn't pull on my hair and it feels secure on my head, so I don't have to move around at a slower pace as I know that it won't fall off.
I usually wear this after my evening bath/shower when I can't be bothered to blow dry my hair. It stops my damp hair from getting my clothes wet and it also keeps my hair out of my face which I find handy when I'm cleansing and moisturising. The towel absorbs moisture well and it's never soaking after I've used it. It dries quickly after use - within a day and any smells from hair products don't linger on the material.
Overall, highly recommended.